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Community grieve for stab death Sehrish

PUBLISHED: 09:24 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:57 09 July 2010

A COMMUNITY are struggling to come to terms with the killing of a lovely young woman. Sehrish Waqar Sheikh, 23, sustained multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck when a masked man struck at St George s College, Balaam Street, Plaistow. A worker at

A COMMUNITY are struggling to come to terms with the killing of a "lovely'' young woman.

Sehrish Waqar Sheikh, 23, sustained multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck when a masked man struck at St George's College, Balaam Street, Plaistow.

A worker at the nearby Westech College, who did not wish to be named, said: "It's too close to home."

She told the Recorder how she and Sehrish would say hello to each other on their way to work.

The woman said Sehrish was a lecturer who also did accounting. She had worked at the college for two months. "She seemed like such a lovely person. She always said hello to everyone," said the woman.

Newspaper reports suggest Sehrish was engaged and "looking forward" to marrying in the New Year.

Police were called to the independent college at about 6pm on Monday last week. Sehrish, from Dagenham, was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police say she worked as a receptionist. She is thought to have had some teaching duties.

*Rafi Ullah, 29, of Wembley, has been charged with murder and causing grievous bodily harm. Ullah was arrested in hospital, where he was taken with stab wounds after the incident at the college. Stratford magistrates on Monday committed Ullah in custody to the Old Bailey.

Full story from Tracey Mullins in this week's Recorder


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